From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups:, news.announce.newgroups,,, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:46:33 -0600

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated


The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

The full group removal procedure is documented here:


No comments were received.


The newsgroup has not had any approved messages
since September 1999.  The group had steady traffic from its inception
in September 1997.  There were two isolated approvals in July 1998 and
September 1999.

Announcements and discussion about the EFF (Electronic Frontier
Foundation) and its activities may occur in the unmoderated group  In addition, the EFF maintains a web site


The newsgroups (moderated) and
(unmoderated) were created as part of the Inet hierarchy in September
1990.  In July 1992, they were moved into the regular Big 7
distribution.  The moderated group was active for roughly 7 years, and
has been mostly inactive for the past 9 years.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



The newsgroup line is:	News from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Shortly after creation of the newsgroup the following announcement was
made to the newsgroup:

  We will shortly begin publishing regular on-line editions of EFF
  News to  EFF News will contain news and
  information about the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as
  selected discussions about the issues of the day on the electronic
  frontier.  Representative topics will include censorship, privacy,
  the application of the Bill of Rights to digital media, the
  development of standards of responsibility for users and operators
  of networks, and the policies which should guide the development of
  national and global information infrastrctures.


Jim Riley <>


2007-01-25     1st RFD
2007-02-07     2nd RFD/LCC